The animated film The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes will begin premiering in US theaters this November.
As detailed on Crunchyroll, Studio CLAP’s animated drama will hit US theaters on November 3. New York Comic Con 2023 will also host the world premiere of the English-language version of the film, as well as a special panel featuring the voice cast, in Room 405 of the Javitz Convention Center on October 12. Prospective moviegoers will be able to purchase tickets to see the film’s U.S. theatrical showings begin from October 10.
Released in September 2022, The Tunnel to Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes has received widespread praise and critical acclaim since its release. At its international premiere at France’s prestigious Annecy Film Festival, the film was awarded the Paul Grimault Award, an honor bestowed in honor of the famous French animator. Grimault is praised by animators worldwide for his contributions to the genre, including such famous works as The Little Soldier (1948), The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird (1952 ) and The King and the Mockingbird (1980).
Studio Clap’s animated film is based on the original novel of the same name. Written by Mei Hachimoku and illustrated by Kukka, the story revolves around the mysterious Urashima Tunnel. Urban legend has it that if one passes through it, they will discover their heart’s desire on the other side. One day, a boy named Kaoru Tono stumbles into this tunnel and considers checking out the rumors, hoping to somehow reunite with his older sister who died in a tragic accident. last year. However, he eventually discovers that his classmate Anzu Hanashiro has been following him with his own motives. She agrees to help Tono conduct experiments in the tunnel, however, neither of them realize that true happiness may come at a price.
Tomohisa Taguchi, who is known for Bleach: The Thousand-Year Blood War, wrote and directed The Tunnel of Summer, The Exit of Goodbyes. Tomomi Yabuki (Puzzles and Dragons X) serves as Character Designer and Animation Director while Yuuki Hatakeyama (Chaos; Child) serves as Art Direction. Harumi Fuuki (Forest of Piano) composed the music for the film. In the Japanese version, Oji Suzuka (live-action Kimi Ni Todoke series) and Marie Iitoyo (Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King) play Kaoru Tono and Anzu Hanashiro, respectively.
Summer Tunnel, Exit of Goodbye opens in US theaters on November 3. The light novel is available in English from Seven Seas Entertainment.